Monthly Archives: September 2019

Domaine Villaine Bouzeron 2014

Domaine A et P de Villaine, AOC Bouzeron, Cote Challonaise, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2014 On AOC Bouzeron An appellation for aligoté only, using traditional vinification, and sometimes oak ageing. There is also the regional entry level AOC Bourgogne Aligoté (one … Continue reading

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Robert Blanquette de Limoux NV

Robert de Fourn, Carte Ivoire Brut, AOP Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV On Blanquette de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L1011162, a blend of 90% mauzac with chardonnay and chenin blanc, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, 12.5% abv, … Continue reading

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Champart Terret Pays d’Oc 2017

Mas Champart, IGP Pays d’Oc, Occitanie, France, 2017 On terret blanc Grown in the Languedoc, mainly in the Herault department, with about 1300ha (2011). Rare, well adapted to very poor very stony calcareous soils, drought resistant, late budding and ripening, … Continue reading

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Rouviole Revenant VdF 2015

La Rouviole, Cuvee Le Revenant, [Languedoc (now Occitanie)], Vin de France, 2015 On Vin de France In 2009 the EU introduced a regulatory framework for wine. Subsequently, by 2012, for France, this meant a change from AOC to AOP (though … Continue reading

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Tre Fiori Greco di Tufo 2017

Tre Fiori, DOCG Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy, 2017 On DOCG Greco di Tufo The appellation, for dry white wine, was created in 2003, covering about 62 in the province of Avellino, in the region of Campania. Varietal greco … Continue reading

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Blind tasting S. Italian varietals

In trying to differentiate between lesser known Southern Italian varietals blind, here is a listing of bottled characteristics from the public domain, with origin. I will cross-check the conclusions with my own tastings, and comment further. Variety, [sample size], origin … Continue reading

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